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Meet the Models With Autism Who Are Slaying Catwalks In Ghana

They came to slay.

A new video from BBC Africa follows a group of teenage girls who are breaking barriers as models with autism in Ghana.

The short clip highlights some of the challenges they faced in school, and their journey to becoming models. Encouraged to take up modeling by their mothers, the girls have gained a large following, winning awards and even becoming brand ambassadors for a Ghanian water company.

These girls are casting down prejudice against people with autism one runway at a time.

Check out their story below via BBC Africa.

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Cameroon's LGBT Community is Facing Increasing Persecution

A recent report by Human Rights Watch has highlighted, with tremendous concern, the increasing persecution being faced by the LGBT community in Cameroon.

There are significant concerns over human rights abuses in Cameroon, according to a report shared by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The campaign group has highlighted the rising persecution of members of the Cameroonian LGBT community which have been documented over the past few months. Security forces in the country have been accused of threatening, assaulting and arresting queer individuals.

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Toka Hlongwane’s Photo Series ‘Impilo ka Darkie’ Aims to Give an Insight Into Black South Africans’ Experiences

With his latest photo series, 'Impilo ka Darkie', South African photographer Toka Hlongwane offers an imperfect but compelling insight into the lives of the people he has encountered through his travels.